Tag Archives: Apple

Financial Daily Dose 6.22.2020 | Top Story: In Reversal, U.S. Gov’t Will Reveal Details of PPP Loan Recipients

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 22, 2020

After weeks of “backlash over a lack of transparency,” the Treasury Department has agreed to make public information detailing “borrower information for recipients of millions of small-business loans through the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program.” The disclosures will apply to companies receiving more than $150k through the PPP and will include “business names, addresses, demographic … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.16.2020 | Top Story: Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision Protecting LGBTQ and Transgender Workers

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 16, 2020

On Monday, the Supreme Court delivered a surprising and monumental win for LGBTQ and transgender Americans, ruling 6-3 that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to protect “gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.” The “vastly consequential” decision extended workplace protections to the millions of workers in states where, until yesterday morning, “it was … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.21.2020 | Top Story: Podcaster Joe Rogan Signs Spotify Deal Worth $100M

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 21, 2020

Podcasting megastar (and, for me, “News Radio” jack-of-all-trades) Joe Rogan has signed a multiyear deal to bring his “Joe Rogan Experience” show to Spotify, an agreement that “could be worth more than $100 million based on the podcast’s performance metrics and other factors” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Mashable The Fed … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 4.29.2020 | Top Story: White House Declares Meat Processing “Critical Infrastructure” Even as Unions Object Over Safety Concerns

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 29, 2020

Despite [actually, more likely because of] a rash of recent closures at meat processing facilities due to COVID-19 outbreaks, the White House issued an executive order classifying the slaughterhouses as “critical infrastructure” in an effort to “prevent looming shortages of pork, chicken and other products as a result of the coronavirus” – NYTimes and WSJ … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 4.28.2020 | Top Story: PPP Funding Replenished, but Applications Beset by Tech Glitches

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 28, 2020

The PPP is again flush with cash but also full of problems. Yesterday, that took the form of a Small Business Administration’s system for processing loan applications crashing within the first hours that the program reopened – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Today’s installment of PPP business backlash focuses on startups, some of whom have … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.3.2020 | Top Story: Promised Central Bank Action Halts Market Slide (for now)

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 3, 2020

Despite news of additional COVID-19-related deaths and infections in America, central bankers appear to have bought at least one day of peace for US markets, which posted strong gains on a late surge on Monday, breaking a week straight of losses – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch That said, all remains far from … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.18.2020 | Top Story: Apple Cuts Revenue Expectations and HSBC Axes Jobs as Coronavirus Infects Business Outlook

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 18, 2020

Apple announced that the coronavirus outbreak that’s brought Chinese manufacturing to a near-standstill and continues to spread around the world will affect its quarterly sales expectations.  The news makes Apple “one of the first companies to publicly disclose the extent of the chain effect from China and the virus on the business world” – NYTimes … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.12.2020 | Top Story: Big Tech Antitrust Update

BY: Juvian Hernandez | February 12, 2020

Big-Tech/Antitrust Update: the FTC has demanded information from Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Alphabet Inc. regarding acquisitions of small firms over the past 10 years that may have been too small to trigger antitrust review. This analysis of Big Tech’s “kill zones” may lead to future changes in how the FTC … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.30.2020 | Top Story: Facebook Pays $550 Million to Resolve Privacy Class Action Over Use of Facial Recognition Tech

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 30, 2020

Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit claiming that Zuck & Co.’s use of facial recognition technology violated Illinois’ biometric privacy law. Though the settlement is little more than “a rounding error for Facebook, which reported that revenue rose 25 percent to $21 billion in the fourth quarter,” it’s still … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.27.2020 | Top Story: Apple Stock Has Surged Over 2019, Consumers Divided on Future

BY: Juvian Hernandez | January 27, 2020

Apple stock has surged over the past year, but consumers are divided over the stock price’s future. Apple’s software services and hardware products create an identity crisis that impacts the company’s future valuations. – WSJ and Bloomberg Under Armour finds itself behind its competitors as consumers move toward athleisure. – NYT Attorneys general and the Justice Department are … Continue reading